Contributing factors to an outbreak of multidrug-resistant K pneumoniae

Post written by Arjan W. Rauwers, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Worldwide, an increasing number of duodenoscope-associated outbreaks are reported. The contributing factors to an outbreak are not well understood. We report on an investigation after the outbreak of a multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (MRKP) …

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